Chicken in Balsamic Caramelized Onion Cream Sauce

Are you looking for a meal to impress your friends or in-laws? This is it and trust me, it’s simple to make. I loved the flavor of the sauce – it’s creamy, a little tangy and the caramelized onions were the best part. I could have eaten the sauce like it was soup…it was that good! I used chicken tenders and serve them over mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus.

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Cranberry BBQ Sauce

cape-code-select-blogger-challengeCranberries are one of those things that I go overboard on in

the winter and then rarely use them the rest of the year – except that’s going to change with this recipe for cranberry bbq sauce! It’s tangy and a little sweet, but the perfect addition to grilled chicken or to smear on a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich. I developed this recipe for sauce as part of Cape Cod Select’s First Annual Blogger Recipe Challenge.This was my first time working with Cape Code Select Premium Frozen Cranberries and I was really impressed with them. They’re packaged in a bag with a resealable top to make it easy to portion out and because they’re frozen, they’re available year-round! Check to see if your local grocery store carries them!

After creating this sauce recipe, I cooked a batch of chicken wings in my instant pot, tossed them in sauce and then under the broiler they went…. and I didn’t get pictures before they were gobbled up!

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Homemade Blackberry Sauce

I’ve been buying large containers of blackberries at Costco the last couple months..the only problem is, I don’t care for whole blackberries. Madeline and Ross eat them, but there’s just too many in a container, so I’ve been trying to find other ways to use them. I found a quick and easy recipe to make homemade blackberry sauce – a perfect way to use up those blackberries taking space in my fridge.

The recipe is so easy, just throw everything into a pot and let it simmer away on the stove. I served it warm over pancakes for breakfast one morning, but it’s also great to mix into yogurt.

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4 cups fresh blackberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp cornstarch

In a medium saucepan, combine the blackberries and sugar. Heat on medium heat for of  until the blackberries and sugar starts to combine. While the blackberries are warming, mix together the lemon juice and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add in the lemon juice-cornstarch mixture into the berries and using the back of a spoon, mash the berries against the side of the pan.

Bring to a boil and cook for an additional 2 minutes until the sauce thickens. Transfer to an air tight container – I used pint-sized Mason jars – and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Source: Real HouseMoms